Eddie Murphy Returns $2.30 for every $1 paid. It's been five years since Murphy had a non-animated hit movie. His recent films, like Meet Dave, A Thousand Words and Imagine That, have been spectacular bombs. Tower Heist, which was meant to be something of a comeback for the comedian, didn't perform as well as expected at the box office.
Katherine Heigl Returns $3.40 for every $1 paid. Heigl made a successful leap from TV to movies with hits like Knocked Up and 27 Dresses, but lately her box office performance has stalled. Her most recent film, One For The Money, earned only $37 million. Expect her quote to take a dive.
Reese Witherspoon Returns $3.90 for every $1 paid. Witherspoon is one of the biggest stars in Hollywood but lately, her films haven't been earning enough to justify her large paycheck. Last year's How Do You Know was a major flop, earning only $50 million on an estimated budget of $120 million.
Sandra Bullock Returns $5 for every $1 paid. Bullock is a surprise entrant on our most overpaid list considering her 2009 film The Blind Side was one of the biggest hits of recent years. But for each star we looked at their last three films, which in Bullock's case meant we included All About Steve, a 2009 comedy that flopped at the box office.
Jack Black Returns $5.20 for every $1 paid. When it comes to animated movies like Kung Fu Panda, Black rakes in the big bucks. But his live-action films haven't been doing as well. The Big Year, which starred Black, Owen Wilson and Steve Martin as competitive bird watchers, earned only $7 million on a budget of $40 million.
Nicolas Cage Returns $6 for every $1 paid. Nicolas Cage works a lot. Over the past three years he has been in 10 films, and that's not even counting his animation voice work. Unfortunately, most of these films haven't done very well at the box office. Last year's Drive Angry grossed only $29 million worldwide.
Adam Sandler Returns $6.30 for every $1 paid. Sandler is one of the few actors who can still command $20 million per film. Usually, that's a pretty reasonable payday for someone whose comedies are consistent performers. But when a film flops, Sandler starts to look like a bad bet. Grown Ups was a huge hit in 2010 but Jack and Jill disappointed at the box office.